Citrus County Septic Upgrade Incentive Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is now accepting applications for their Septic 
Upgrade Incentive Grant Program. The Septic Upgrade Program provides a reimbursement of up to
$7,000 per existing home, to eligible homeowners in a pre-approved FDEP area, to cover grant 
eligible expenses to install nitrogen-reducing enhancements to an existing conventional Onsite 
Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS).
Completed work must follow all applicable County codes and Florida Health Department (FDOH) 
requirements. The homeowner must agree to pay any additional costs above the program’s $7,000 grant 
award and any ineligible grant expenses.
A pre-application must be submitted for each eligible home. To receive a copy of the application 
form, visit or email the Citrus 
County Housing Services Division at Pre-applications can be submitted 
online or delivered in-person or by mail to 2804 W Marc Knighton Ct, #12, Lecanto, FL 34461.
Eligible grant awards are on a first‐approved pre-application basis. The pre-application will be 
assigned a grant number for tracking purposes. If the grant application form is incomplete, the 
Housing Services Division will contact the applicant by the preferred method chosen by the 
applicant on the grant pre- application.
The Housing Services Division will notify the homeowner of the eligibility determination. If 
eligibility is approved, the Housing Services Division remits a Grant Reimbursement Checklist to 
the homeowner by the preferred method chosen by the applicant. Eligibility approval will hold 
funding but does not guarantee payment until all requirements are met. If eligibility is denied, 
the Housing Services Division will notify the homeowner of the determination. Grant applications 
will be accepted until funds are exhausted or the program deadline of September 30, 2022 has been 
To learn more, contact the Citrus County Housing Services Division at (352) 527-7520 or email More information is available online at
Please note that this is a separate program from the Citrus County Sewer Connection Incentive 
Program. For more information on that program, call (352) 527-7650, option #4 or email